Kerry to seek help on Islamic State

Oct 20, 2014

Kerry to seek help on Islamic State

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Indonesia on Monday to attend Joko Widodo’s presidential inauguration and press Southeast Asian nations to step up their efforts in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group. Kerry is among foreign dignitaries visiting Jakarta for ...

Oct 17, 2014

Kurds hold out in Syria's Kobani one month into Islamic State assault

Kurdish fighters backed by a flurry of U.S.-led airstrikes were still holding out Thursday against jihadists in Kobani as an Islamic State offensive on the Syrian border town entered its second month. The militants have also been beaten back this week from Amriyat al-Fallujah, ...

Oct 16, 2014

Iran tips hand about structure of secret services

Iran drew back the veil — if slightly — over its intelligence services on Wednesday, with its top nuclear security official crediting them for helping protect the Islamic Republic’s atomic program from attempts at sabotage. In a first, Iran provided public information about the ...

How two French girls were lured to jihad online

Oct 12, 2014

How two French girls were lured to jihad online

by Lori Hinnant

On the day she left for Syria, Sahra strode along the train platform with two bulky schoolbags slung over her shoulder. In a grainy image caught on security camera, the French teen tucks her hair into a headscarf. Just two months earlier and a ...

Oct 7, 2014

Iran frees wife of detained Washington Post journalist

Iran has released an Iranian journalist arrested almost three months ago with her husband, the Washington Post’s Tehran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, U.S. and Iranian officials said Monday. Rezaian, who holds dual U.S.-Iranian citizenship, remains in custody but Yeganeh Salehi was freed on bail last ...